Meaning of EXTINCTION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪksˈtɪŋkʃən ]

n. 1 the act of making extinct; the state of being or process of becoming extinct. 2 the act of extinguishing; the state of being extinguished. 3 total destruction or annihilation. 4 the wiping out of a debt. 5 Physics a reduction in the intensity of radiation by absorption, scattering, etc. øøextinctive adj. [L extinctio (as EXTINCT)]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.